Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 14, 2019
Type Part Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.83 - $45.73 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

Competition #: 01305773
Employee Type: RELIEF PART TIME (0.96 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: BCNU
Facility: KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Department: KGH MH ADOLES PSYCH UNIT
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $34.83 – $45.73
Close Date: SEPTEMBER 27, 2019*
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Position Summary
Put your nursing skills to the test and come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at the Kelowna General Hospital Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (APU). We are looking for a self-directed, motivated, reliable and flexible Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse who enjoys working in a team environment and has a strong desire to make a difference in someone’s life. If you are trained and experienced in acute/adolescent mental health, this is the opportunity for you.

The Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at KGH is a tertiary mental health, psychiatric unit for youth between ages 12 to 17 years old. The Interior Health Adolescent Psychiatry Unit provides a youth-friendly, safe and secure environment with an average length 7 to 21 day stays. There are 8 beds staffed with a multidisciplinary team offering psycho-educational programming. A Collaborative problem solving philosophy and model of practice is utilized. Daily programming includes therapy groups, recreational and leisure time and creative projects. A unit classroom staffed by a certified teacher will help students maintain their coursework and create an education plan for their return to their community school. Programming provides an opportunity for a whole-life assessment creating the basis for treatment planning.

The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse provides: nursing care to psychiatric patients, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; enhances quality of life for the patient and family; consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers; demonstrates continuous improvement and evidence based practice in nursing practice; maintains and advances own clinical competence; participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Shifts are days and nights 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00.

If this opportunity is aligned with your training and passion for mental health, we want to hear from you. Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Qualifications
Graduation from an approved school of nursing and two years’ recent related experience working with adolescents experiencing significant mental health challenges in a youth specific setting combined with specialty training in adolescent psychiatry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

** Experience with psycho-social rehabilitation is an asset.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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